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Check the default gateway address (router's address). Go to start>run. Type cmd and hit ok. In the command prompt. Type ipconfig. Take note of the default gateway address under the wireless section and type it in the address bar of internet explorer. It should take you to your router's settings page. If it asks for a password. Let me know the model of your wireless router.

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